Two National Site Selectors Tour Blair County
On July 21-22, 2016 ABCD Corp. was honored to host two national site selectors here in Blair County – Paige Webster and Geraldine Edwards from Webster Global Site Selectors headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
“I have known Paige for a number of years and was excited that we were able to bring him and the newest member of his team Geraldine into Blair County for them to see first hand all of the exciting developments and benefits the Altoona-Blair County region has to offer,” said Matt Fox, Marketing Manager.
After arriving smoothly at the Altoona Blair County Airport from Pittsburgh onboard the airport’s new airline service Southern Airways Express, the pair experienced a tour of the Martinsburg and Roaring Spring communities before attending an event at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Business and community leaders were in attendance to welcome Paige and Geraldine and provide their own perspectives on how they are thriving in the region.
The tour continued on Friday with visits to several Blair County communities and sites including the recently completed Martin J. Marasco Business Park where the new Sheetz Store Operations, Learning Center & Daycare Complex construction is well underway soon to be joined by the construction of Central States Manufacturing’s project.
The event was concluded with an open discussion regarding talent attraction and retention with our regional colleges, universities and post-secondary institutions. “It is critical to get site selectors and business leaders looking to site new projects here on the ground to see and experience what sets Blair County apart,” said Fox.
“The Altoona region has some incredible potential with new companies penetrating the market. The expertise and professionalism of ABCD Corp. was exceptional and we were glad to have learned more about the area,” said Paige Webster.